Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Whereas AB 3938 has successfully provided occupational and vocational teaching and counseling faculty with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and technical skills in the business and industrial workplace,

Educational Leadership Colloquia III

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask the Advisory Committee of the Educational Leadership Colloquia to draft a series of local colloquia (4-6 colleges per colloquium) for CEOs, trustees, top campus administration, CB representatives and senate leaders for the purpose of addressing specific campus-based educational and governance issues in a collegial, shared governance mode.

AB 1725 College Staff Development Planning Committees

Whereas the Academic Senate has recommended that local senates be recognized as the appointing/nominating bodies for faculty on college committees, and

Whereas AB 1725 states that faculty should serve on college staff development planning committees,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to select their representatives to serve on the staff development planning committees created by AB 1725 and that faculty compose a majority of such committees.

AB 1725 Staff Development Funds

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Chancellor to recommend to the Board of Governors that the Board develop regulations stipulating that staff development expenditures as per Section 87150 of AB 1725 be augmentations to existing and future staff development expenditures.

Staff Development Workshops

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop workshops offered on a regional, district, or college basis to educate faculty and staff about AB 1725, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to use AB 1725 staff development funds to support the expenses of workshop leaders.

Staff Development Funds

Whereas some community college districts may have used AB 1725 staff development funds to supplant existing expenditures,

Critical Thinking Workshops

Whereas faculty review of courses to reflect changes in Title 5 is near completion, and

Whereas faculty are encouraged to use teaching methods that stimulate critical thinking,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they request staff development funds to support workshops to foster critical thinking in the classroom.

Flex Days Coordinator

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local faculty senates that a faculty member serving as Flexible Calendar/Flex Days Coordinator be provided appropriate reassigned time to perform duties associated with the task, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that appropriate clerical support be furnished for the Flex Day Faculty Coordinator.

Instructional Skills Program

Whereas community colleges in California are facing a new and unprecedented series of challenges stemming from an influx of new students and rapidly changing social, political, economic and technical conditions, and

Whereas the faculty in the California Community Colleges face the following challenges: burnout, isolation, aging, transitions, and changing demographics, and

Flex Calendar

Whereas the Flex Calendar allows colleges to use up to 15 days of our 175 day instructional year for faculty development, and

Whereas the Flex Calendar does not require an institution to go to an "early start" academic year, and

Whereas well over half our community colleges are already on the Flex Calendar,

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